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Texas Methodist Foundation Awards JFS Dallas $31,500

Texas Methodist Foundation Awards $1.2 Million in Grant Funding to 49 nonprofits During the spring grant cycle, TMF awarded $1,293,175 to 49 nonprofit organizations serving in one of four areas of focus. These areas of focus were recently reassessed and redefined by the grants committee to include improving the condition of those living in poverty, …

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Keynote Speaker Change for Luncheon: Helen Hunt to replace Kristin Chenoweth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE An award-winning actress, accomplished writer, director and producer, Helen Hunt is known for an extensive and diverse body of work including roles in film, theater, and television DALLAS, TX – May 24, 2022 – Jewish Family Service announces Helen Hunt, an award-winning actress, accomplished writer, director and producer, will headline the 10th …

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JFS launches new support group for girls age 9-12 who are living with a separated or divorced parent

This 12-week in person therapeutic group is for adolescent girls age 9-12 who are experiencing stressors and adjustment(s) to parental separation/divorce. This group is designed to be a safe space for the girls to gain better mastery of their feelings, sense of self, and adjust to a new chapter in life.  12 weeks, Mondays 2/28/2022 …

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Black History Month

February is Black History Month, a time to recognize the struggles and triumphs of African-Americans throughout U.S. history. Historical oppression and violence has resulted in a myriad of mental health disparities in the Black community, including a mistrust of the medical system and lack of adequate access to mental health resources. Between the COVID-19 pandemic, …

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New Emotional Regulation Skills Virtual Group for Ages 9-11

Emotional Regulation Skills Virtual group on Wednesdays at 6:00pm (2/16, 2/23, 3/2. 3/9) Registration Fee: $40 Overview: Does your child feel overwhelmed by emotions? This group will help children identify, understand, and accept emotional experiences, control impulsive behaviors when distressed, and manage emotional experiences.  Week 1: Introduction & Exploring Feelings Week 2:  Identifying Emotional Triggers …

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JFS Dallas joins NJHSA SNAP Employment & Training National Partnership

The Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies announced the official launch of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Employment and Training (E&T) National Partnership. Funded by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), the purpose of this grant is to support NJHSA member agencies in becoming third-party providers for SNAP E&T. On …

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JFS Launches New Life Coaching Series with Kristin Lobenstein

Every Tuesday in April: April 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 5:30pm – 7:00pm  Register by contacting Kristin Lobenstein, MBA, ACC, Manager of Financial Coaching Services at Klobenstein@JFSDallas.org or calling 469.206.1650 All sessions will be in-person, 12 maximum participants. $100 for the course and all session attendance is required. If the program is full, you …

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Debi Weiner retires from JFS Dallas, 30-year career

After a 30-year career at Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas (JFS), Debi Weiner is retiring from her post as Senior Director of Older Adult Services. This organization has Debi to thank for so many services for the Older Adult community, including in-home care management and counseling, indigent burial, caregiver support groups, grief support groups, …

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Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month. This month, we observe and honor the rich history, culture, and contributions of our nation’s first people. Although our building resides on Arapaho Road, a search found that our agency actually resides on previously Kiikapoi (Kickapoo) land. According to the Handbook of Texas, the tribe settled in Texas in …

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“Maid”- Breaking the Cycle of Abuse

By Cathy Schiffer, LCSW The 2021 Netflix Limited Series “Maid” casts light on the struggles of a young mother attempting to flee the domestically violent relationship between her and her boyfriend, the father of her child. Alex is a young, intelligent, beautiful woman who is the mother of a 3-year-old child. She loves her daughter; …

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